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by splatterdog
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 332

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

Two storms in the forecast. Mn is poised to set a new Feb snow record. My usual lake is beyond the limits of a T4 now unless a really hard crust forms that will keep it on top. Didn't make it very far this last weekend in a 3/4 ton with newer snow tires and there's 2 small permanent fish houses that...
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄
Replies: 17
Views: 2162

Re: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄

I got the cheaper plastic "viper" brand on clearance from oreilly's for about a couple hundo. But, I would pay full price for the metal Gates gun the moment the plastic one ever broke. Uses Hecat technology- http://hecatinc.com/ It was also the only thing I could get to remove a huge mouse nest insi...
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄
Replies: 17
Views: 2162

Re: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄

Did you do anything besides warming the vinegar and simply filling the heater core, allowing it to sit for an hour? Any sort of agitation, etc.? Our Snow-pocalypse has finally passed, but the two weeks of unseasonably cold weather did highlight the fact my heater only puts out meager heat. Tested a...
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Is it essential to have a engine fan over the water pump
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Is it essential to have a engine fan over the water pump

If it was, Toyota would have put one there. Furthermore the pump pulley isn't even behind the rad. Might be time to use mechanic B..
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 332

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

We had a blizzard at the end of last winter and I hit the deepest snow yet, headlights deep with some snow pushing up the hood. 2 weeks ago out on the lake I made the mistake of getting on the month old plowed road. Little did I know it would soon be drifted in terribly with high sides only a tracke...
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 137

Re: Newbie

Most everyone asks if the T4 is awd. I reply no, it's way better than that. It doesn't have to think about putting power to the rears. If I ever got a vanity plate it might say 50-50. Apparently levers are beyond the typical motorists wants/needs/capabilities.. The ECHO would have been good candidat...
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 137

Re: Newbie

Petros- another car with that engine was the Chevy Nova twin cam. Only saw one ever but It was every bit as zippy as the same vintage Camaro RS I drove the same day.
http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside ... chevrolet/
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Catalytic converter
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Catalytic converter

I just punched mine out with a small sledge and a steel rod. It was messy, but a lot cheaper than a new one. And since I’m not even near the St. Louis metro, I don’t have to worry about passing smog (although, I think our cars are too old for the laws to apply). If you go this route, be sure to get...
by splatterdog
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 4WD Deluxe
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: 1985 4WD Deluxe

Chevy Luv??!!! Haven't seen one of those since the early 90's. That last one had a 1/4 plate as wide as the frame hammer formed and welded along the whole frame on both sides, bumper to bumper! Pics aren't coming thru, but the T4 sounds nice. Petty low miles. Your winch/bumper sounds strong enough t...
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Indian UTV Willies Jeep Clones?

All jeeps should be speed limited. I always laugh when someone complains their lifted big tire tar baby wrangler has poor highway manners.
by splatterdog
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 332

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

Traction to weight ratio has to be why 62hp can dominate snowy roads. Only one ford pickup has come close to keeping up with me so far this winter. Snow tires are the best T4 accessory.
by splatterdog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Greetings from France

Welcome! Haven't heard much from France here since the tercelmania guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6lwxHGC_rw&t=216s

Cool steering wheel.
by splatterdog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: tt4wd runs to cool
Replies: 26
Views: 336

Re: tt4wd runs to cool

The Kuzeh I'm putting in a 2000 4cyl Camry today bears the same OE number on 2 different stickers. I'm always impressed when a part has a multi decade/car run.
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Picking up my first Tercel next week!
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Picking up my first Tercel next week!

Being a NY car make sure to take a hard look at front and rear control arm attaching points on the unibody.
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: TVSV specifications question
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: TVSV specifications question

Haha, I wish I was in the sticks. Someday camp will be home. I never heard that word before youtube. Apparently I have a deep understanding without even knowing it? A sinusoidal savant.. Does that "training" video count towards my continuing education?